Thilo Westermann

Eine Ausstellung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

24.05. - 16.06.2018

Opening - 24.05.2018, 6 - 9 pm

In a unique manual process Thilo Westermann invites the spectator to explore a confusing game of reality, the ideal and illusion. What superficially appears to be disguised as a decorative still life is a well thought out perspective and execution of the idea of a unique object as well as the attempt at showing the complexity of cultural identity. Every work step, literally every dot is of almost manic-accurate perfection. Afterwards, this very notion of perfection is subverted by making the individual-artistic characteristic style visible. Westermann’s layering of reverse plexi painting and photography is a practice that transcends the idea of aesthetics at the highest artistic standard.

Thilo Westermann was born in 1980 in Weiden. He was appointed master student at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg in 2007. In 2017 he was granted the scholarship of the Trustee Program EHF 2010 of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. His education led him to Shanghai, Singapore, and New York. The artist exhibits nationally and internationally. He is represented in several public collections and lives and works in Berlin and Nuremberg.

Text by Hans-Jörg Clement, curator of the exhibition

Photos: Eike Walkenhorst